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The Morning After Vancouver: That’s How It’s Supposed To Work

Calgary scored 7 goals, 3 on the PP to secure their first win of the season.

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Calgary Flames 7 Vancouver Canucks 4

Calgary got their first win of the young season last night by dispatching the Canucks 7-4. The Flames battled for much of the game after scoring first, but got a few timely saves and shut the door on Vancouver with 2 empty net goals to get win #1. Here’s the rest of the best of what wasn’t covered in the Recap or Rate The Flames.

Tidbits

-A First!: Elias Lindholm scored his first two goals as a Flame and added added an assist as well. He looked very comfortable on the top line and watching the puck move between him, Gaudreau and Monahan was something to see.

-Speaking Of Pucks: Holy assists! Calgary scored 7 goals and had assists on all but 1 (Frolik empty netter). Matthew Tkachuk lead the way with 4 helpers on the night, pacing the Flames offence.

-PP Lives!: Calgary’s much maligned power play was a source of pride last night as they had 3 goals with the man advantage. It’s easy to feel down about that unit after going 0-7 Wednesday night, but Saturday was different. Vancouver gave the Flames 6 opportunities to score and they capitalized on half. The barely missed a 4th power play goal, scoring one just after the PP expired.

Rate the Flames Results (Out of 3 Stars)

Top 5:

1. Elias Lindholm 2.94

2. Johnny Gaudreau 2.89

3. Matthew Tkachuk 2.78

T-4. Sean Monahan 2.70

T-4. Mark Giordano 2.70

Bottom 5:

1. James Neal 1.69

2. Mark Jankowski 1.58

3. Mike Stone 1.53

4. Sam Bennett 1.52

5. Dalton Prout 1.39

Highlights

Post Game Reaction